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Aug 22, 2013 5:00pm PDT
learned the nsa does not have the technological capabilities to adequately protect against american communications and a miss to communications from being collected. once this data is collected, it goes to a massive database and analysts can search these databases and touch american communications that goes against a court order. they basically said, what you're doing is unconstitutional. you have to put in new parameters to limit the search to protect americans. we don't know if it worked. we had it last week by the washington post that said thousands of abuses are still existing at the nsa. >> a shocking revelation as well. that core is supposed to provide adequate oversight and critics have called it it a rubberstamp court. does this back up either one of those claims? >> you mentioned the former judge that a sickly said, this is the third revelation where the nsa has misrepresented what it is doing with their authority here. judge bates notes that we can't know for certain how many people have been touched by this. that is the 56,000 number we have been talking about. this goes
Aug 29, 2013 6:00am PDT
world reports. >> reporter: the l-0 uses a technology to race over long distances at superfast speeds. it's called superconducting magnetic levation. officials have just opened a new track for test runs in central japan. it's nearly 43 kilometers long. commercial service isn't scheduled to begin until 2027. once the train is up and running it will take people from tokyo to nagoya in just 40 minutes. one hour less than a bullet train trip. >> translator: i was impressed by the speed and its quietness surprised me. >> translator: the train will make it much easier to get around. i'm excited. >> translator: the l-0 will drastically change japan's economy and society. this technology will help propel japan ahead in the world. >> reporter: engineers first began working on the train nearly half a century ago. they've kept at it ever since. in 2003, a prototype reached 581 kilometers per hour, a record that still stands. special magnets hold the key to the train's speed. the l-0 has superconducting electromagnets along the outside. they make it possible for the train to levitate and raise al
Aug 25, 2013 9:00am PDT
just to receive money. brazil is eager to receive investment in technology to create jobs. but it is open to provide loans. the brazilian development bank has very crude conditions to provide loans for companies that want to invest in brazil. that is not a problem, but what we really want is to have investment in brazil to create jobs. i want to be clear about this area. i understand about brazilian policy, about investments in brazil. we really want companies to produce in brazil. why is that? we are really worried about the quality of -- the quality of employment in brazil. that is the reason. >> we will continue in another part of the program. we need to take the first break. i will be right back. >> welcome back to the second part of today's row gram. i am your host. we will continue the conversation with the current deputy director of the commercial office of resilient taipei. might apologize -- my apologies for interrupting you earlier. let us get back to the concept which i am very interested in, the equality of employment in brazil. >> as i explained, sometimes the
Aug 21, 2013 5:00pm PDT
dugan, technologist at the open technology institute in d.c. and i started by asking bryan about the government's claim that it is not fully aware of the extent of edward snowden's leaks. >> it is incredibly disturbing that they do not know what was taken, no audit trail was created. that is the type of abrogation of trust that the united states government needs to restore and that is why the president of the united states needs to instate an independent, external council of experts to review the nsa spying. on all these systems that edward snowden was using, they, by default, should be creating audit trails of every single action of every single administrator on the machine. edward snowden was not the top- level administrator of this machine. he happened to have access across domains at a top-secret security level. there is no excuse for any administrator to not keep logs of that type of information, and it is entirely disturbing and untrustworthy of the nsa to not keep track of that type of intermission -- information. >> or they are being less than truthful as we have seen or
Aug 23, 2013 5:00pm PDT
drone technology in order to increase the country cost defend -- the country's defense against militants. weeks after american drone strikes hit the country nine times in a two-week period. the u.s. and other western countries closed a number of embassies as a result of and i qaeda threat -- as a result of an al qaeda threat. according to the associated press, the president said the u.s. jones had been carrying out attacks in yemen in accordance with an agreement to combat terrorism. it was signed by the u.s. and former yemeni president after the september 11 attacks. the u.s. acknowledges it has a drone program which is conducted from within the country. it does not disclose information about individual strikes. whethenow to an ongoing issue oe nsa. it has been the subject of controversy since the lakes of edward snowden which demonstrated the agency was spying on american citizens and breaking court order drills to do so. in a new interview, president obama said this over -- about the oversight of the nsa. >> what was learned was nsa had in it ridley, -- inadvertently pulled the files
Aug 25, 2013 5:30pm PDT
'm catherine kobayashi in tokyo. thanks for joining us.  - coming up, new technology and new moral challenges. - these are questions we need to think about before we have the technologies. so, we have to engage in what i call prophylactic ethics. we need to think about what this means for us. - nasa's paul root wolpe talks mind-reading, cerebral privacy, health in the space station, and more from the cutting edge of bioethics. it's just ahead on "global ethics forum." - today's guest has spent his career examining the ethics underlying tomorrow's scientific breakthroughs. as one of the nation's most prominent bioethicists, paul root wolpe encourages scientists to reconsider not only what they can do, but what they should do. dr. wolpe is the asa griggs candler professor of bioethics and the director of the center for ethics at emory university.
Aug 27, 2013 6:00am PDT
unveiled a newly developed technology that automatically stops a car from colliding with a bicycle. volvo's system applies the brakes when windshield cameras as well as radar and infrared ray bumper sensors find an object in front is getting dangerously close. the technology works even when a bicycle faulters in the path of a car. systems have trouble detecting fast-moving bicycles, but the company says its swifter imagery analysis by the windshield cameras helps prevent a collision. >> if we look into the data, the national data, we can see that cyclist is one of the top three fatalities in traffic. so that's why volvo now launched the cyclist detection functionality. >> the company plans to price the system at around $2,000. >>> people in china are crowding onto beaches to get some relief from the summer sun. they've been reminded for years to cover up, but these days some women are taking the advice to another level. nhk world's hiroshi hamaguchi explains. >> reporter: this beach is a popular resort spot. on sundays it attracts a couple of hundred thousands people including young group
Aug 29, 2013 5:00pm PDT
for our weekly tech report, the latest news on technology on all things digital. today we are talking about facebook. the social media behemoth saw its value climb over $100 billion for the first time ever, one year following its record low. the company closed at $43.34 earlier this week, bringing its value by market capitalization to $106 billion. fortunately for facebook, this week also saw the end of an extended court case in which facebook will pay $20 million in settlements to users who objected to their information being used as part of advertiser promotions. a pew research report shows teens are wary about the same privacy issues. here to discuss all things facebook is our guest. >> thanks. >> we will start out -- teenagers are becoming more concerned with privacy, but the rate at which teenagers are -- and adults are sharing information is so incredibly high. 51% of teen users have avoided certain apps due to privacy concerns. when he six percent have installed an app due to personal info collection. 26% have turned off location tracking features. do you think we are turning a
Aug 28, 2013 5:00pm PDT
to new technology. that means huge amounts of money will flow into very poor countries. in fact, all 12 of these african nations are projected to the major oil fires -- players, currently in the bottom half of the u.n.'s human development index. these new exports could inject $3 trillion into their economies. they had a combined gdp in 2011 of just $181 billion. what effect might then have? history tells us it could mean bad news for the people of those countries. that is because when countries suddenly discover a viable resource and receive an influx of cash, they succumb to what is known as the resource curse, wealth inequality surging, corruption running rampant, and democratic institutions and quality of life breaking down. perhaps it is worth noting that of all the developing nations that are now receiving a majority of their earnings from oil and gas, not a single one has a functioning democracy. why does this happen? to answer that question, i was joined earlier by an adjunct professor at georgetown university and the founder of the democracy and conflict research institute. i st
Aug 25, 2013 5:00pm PDT
this short break, it is a technology update. this is rt. >> sometimes, it seems like things are helpless. doing against the system, you never know. in fact, if you remember a discussion about pink slime being used across america with frozen fast foods, chef jamie oliver has managed to shane mcdonald enough on television to get them to back down and stop using this ultra-processed product at their establishments, and we discussed a racist portrayal of russians in a game. there were thousands of signatures on a petition, and the game has been pulled from russian shells by the developer. they do all a lot of bad things because they have no morals and are obsessed with profit, but because they have no morals they will instantly start cowering at your feet. sometimes. that is just my opinion. captioned by the national captioning institute >>> welcome to "newsline." it's monday august 26th. i'm catherine toeb yashy in tokyo. >>> united nations inspectors will visit alleged sites for chemical weapons attacks. they say hundreds of people were killed.
Aug 27, 2013 5:00pm PDT
is worth making note of when it comes to privacy. >> the piece of technology we consider vital to the conduct of our everyday professional life, it happens to be a combination phone bugged, listening device, location tracker, and hidden camera. >> we know the government is collecting sensitive information from e-mail to your mom to the text in calls of a significant other. it is not that easy to escape the eyes and ears of the federal government. on the local level, some people are looking to change that. >> i am a state representative out of montana. >> he made it is mission to keep government intrusion at bay, or at least, that is his ultimate goal. he has a number of legislation bills for privacy. he wants proof of probable cause before obtaining location data. even though he is a newcomer, he is already making a difference. it transmits a signal to a local tower that concord and eight your precise location within inches. law enforcement doesn't need a warrant to get this information. montana was the first state to acquire probable cause. >> getting cell phone locations, we
Aug 24, 2013 4:00pm PDT
've updated them with some pretty awesome technology that allows them to light up as we play the notes. so, you're hearing it, you're seeing it all at the same time. it's creating beautiful music and a beautiful stage image, as well. so, if you want, go ahead and jump in. [ notes play ] >> do you ever get distracted by the colors or by the lights? like... >> every night. [ notes play ] it's the story of my life. shiny objects, bright colors. [ notes play ] >> [ chuckles ] do you ever wake up in the morning and go, "i feel like being yellow today"? >> [ laughs ] um... sometimes. sometimes. it's interesting. the character, i completely associate it with being blue just because that's how it is, you know? but blue is calm and powerful. it's the color of earth. it's just this really beautiful, serene, comforting color that it seemed to make a lot of sense when they were picking it out. [ upbeat music playing ] >> what's the most popular part of the show? >> probably the end, not because it's over, but because we have this huge party, and we have these giant orbs that float down from the ceilin
Aug 21, 2013 11:00pm PDT
in technology so we have some of the best facilities and our part of the world. >> tourists traveling for medical reasons spend between 40 and $60 billion a year. the market is growing around 20%. brazil received about 50,000 medical travelers a year from different parts of the world. mostly from neighboring latin american countries like ecuador, bolivia, and uruguay. mostly for cosmetic surgery. foreign patients who come to brazil for treatment can be roughly divided into two groups. there are those from rich countries, europeans and north americans who come here because medical procedures are cheaper. there are those from the developing nations, from latin america and africa who come to brazil because they can find top-quality hospitals for those who can pay. brazil has 25 hospitals accredited by the joint commission international, an organization that certifies the quality of medical services worldwide. sÃo paulo is the most sought after destination. >> we have an occupancy rate between 80% and 100% and eight accredited hospitals of sÃo paulo. this is something that has to be sor
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